Huo Rf (born 1988) is an Istanbul-based Turkish artist. After finishing his studies in Mersin Nevit Kodalli Fine Arts High School in 2006, Huo Rf studied painting in the Fine Arts Faculty at Balikesir University between 2006 and 2010. One of the cofounders of an Istanbul-based artist collective called Signs of Time, Huo Rf's work navigates the boundaries between the different definitions of the Self. How does one characterize the Self? It can possibly be defined by who you are, the way you define yourself, and the way that society defines you. These often transparent categories are examined in Huo Rf’s work, seeking to articulate the problematic discords between them. Just as definitions of Self are constantly being redefined therefore, Huo Rf finds himself extending the limits of his work and exploring new frontiers as he interacts with, and is interacted with on a daily basis.

 

SOLO SHOWS

Sep. 2018, … Was Here, curated by Merve Elveren, Elhamra Han, Istanbul, TR

Oct. 2017, Stories in Reverse, curated by Nicole O'Rourke, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Jan. 2015, Mümkün, Karl Gallery, Istanbul, TR

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS & PROJECTS

2019

Apr, border_less Art Book Days, Istanbul, TR

Apr, Paris Ass Book Fair, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2018

Nov, Sunday Morning, curated by Nicole O'Rourke, Galerist, Istanbul, TR

Jun, KEK Sever Misiniz?, Kadin Eserleri Kütüphanesi ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfi ( Women's Library ), Istanbul, TR

May, Beyond Words, 4th Mardin Biennial curated by Derya Yücel, Nazli Gürlek, Firat Arapoglu, Mardin, TR

Mar, First Raunt, a selection from the collection of Banu-Hakan Çarmikli, Galata Greek School, Istanbul, TR

2017

Sep, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR

May, The Istanbul Off-site Project For Sharjah Biennial 13, BAHAR (Spring), curated by Zeynep Oz, with Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

May, The Multiplier Effect, Printed 17, Mixer, Istanbul, TR

2016

Sep, Replaced, curated by Esra Sarigedik Oktem & Nicole O'Rourke, Rampa Istanbul Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2015

Nov, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

Jan, Cross The Earth, Her Head Is On The Balcony, Signs Of Time, Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2014

Nov, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Signs Of Time, Istanbul, TR

Oct, CONTRA Art Fair, London, UK

Apr, Signs Of Time II Outer, Dream, Adahan Hotel Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2013

Jul, Signs Of Time, Galerist, Istanbul, TR

2009

Oct, International Print Triennale Society, Jagiellonian Library, Lettra, Krakow, Oldenburg, Wieden, PL

Sep, Prints for Peace-Grabados por la Paz, MX

2008

Jun, 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, BG

2007

Jun, 6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, BG

 

RESIDENCIES

Oct, 2018 - Mar, 2019, Istanbul Biennial Work & Research Program, Istanbul, TR

Mar, 2016, Raizvanguarda Artist Residency, Coimbra, PT

 

TALKS

6th Feb. 2019, ‘Paracetamol’, artist talk for Sabo’s exhibition with Sena and Sabo, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, TR

26th May 2018, 'Beyond Words' 4th Mardin Biennial 'Boundaries and Thresholds' side event artist talk and work preview with Derya Yücel, Loading, Diyarbakir, TR

17th Mar. 2018, SU Gender ( Sabanci University Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence ) talks about Bodies, 'Skin, Portrayal, Place', Yapi Kredi Kültür Sanat-Loca, Istanbul, TR


BOOKS 

… was here artist's book published by Mas Matbaa, Istanbul, 2017

Stories In Revers artist's book published by Veritas Publish Center, Pi Artworks Istanbul, 2017

'MÜMKÜN' exhibition catalog, published by Karl Gallery, supported by Karl Institute, 2015

Signs Of Time, Outer / Dream exhibition book published by Bilgi Publish Center, Istanbul, 2014

SELECTED PRESS, PUBLICATIONS and INTERVIEWS

Archeologic Texture of a City's Reflections, Ilker Cihan Biner, Art Unlimited, Nov-Dec Issue, 2018

Writings on Ani Ruins become art piece, Hatice Utkan Özden, www.hurriyetdailynews.com , Oct 2, 2018

Stories in Reverse - Conversation by Merve Akar Akgün, www.tohumagazine.com , Dec 1, 2017

The invisibility of queer culture, Hatice Utkan Özden, www.hurriyetdailynews.com , Nov 20, 2017

Angst setzt Kräfte frei, Susanne Güsten, www.tagesspiegel.de , Dec 26, 2016

Uncertainty in Post-Coup Turkey Is Refueling Istanbul’s Art Scene, Kaya Genç, www.huffingtonpost.com , Oct 31, 2016

Her Birini Bir Efkâra Yazmislar, Erden Kosova, https://manifold.press , Oct 31, 2016

Fifteen artists to follow this season in the Turkish art scene, Hatice Utkan Özden, www.hurriyetdailynews.com , Oct 26, 2016

In new Rampa show, dispossession and replacement take center stage, Kaya Genç, www.dailysabah.com , Oct 7, 2016

COLLECTIONS

2009, 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial Collection, Shenzhen, CN

WRITINGS APPEARED IN

Tohu Magazine, 2018

Art Unlimited, 2011 / 2012 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Y.K.Y Sanat Dünyamiz, magazine, 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018

CI MAG, Sükran Moral Interview, November 2014

Milliyet, 5 August, daily newspaper, Sinopale Interview, 2014

Milliyet Sanat, magazine, 2013 / 2014

ICE Magazine, 2013

Telgraf Sanat, magazine, 2013

Vogue Turkey, magazine, 2012 / 2013

Mecmua Magazine, :MentalKlinik Interview, 2011

Time Out Istanbul, 2010 / 2014